Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center

2014-15 Diabetes Interdisciplinary Study Program (DISP)

Co-sponsored by the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC), the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC), and the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR).

Funding: up to $100,000

PURPOSE

The Diabetes Interdisciplinary Studies Program (DISP) is jointly sponsored by the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC), the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC), and the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR). Its purpose is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between TWO members of the University of Michigan faculty from DISTINCT disciplines to focus their combined research strengths on cutting-edge areas in diabetes research. The intent is to foster synergistic collaboration between faculty members to advance scientific inquiry. Grant proposals may be in areas of basic biomedical research, or in clinical, behavioral, epidemiological, health services, or translational research and should address key questions in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, or control of diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine or metabolic disorders (for example: counter-regulatory proteins, obesity, metabolic syndrome). The goal of the DISP is to enable investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies.

ELIGIBILITY

A minimum of two Co-Investigators are required for DISP applications. Individuals who have full-time instructional, research or clinical track faculty positions at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply as Co-Principal Investigators. The intent of this grant is to foster new collaborations on campus. However, applications for new research initiatives from productive ongoing collaborations will also be considered. Each Co-Principal Investigator must provide critical intellectual as well as technical input into projects funded by a DISP grant. Individuals who receive the 2014-15 DISP grant are not eligible to receive a 2014-15 MDRC or MCDTR Pilot/Feasibility Study Grant.

APPLICATIONS

Applications must be prepared using the 2014-15 DISP P/F application. The application form may be downloaded below. Proposals should be for one year of support, with requested funding up to $100,000. Funds may be requested for supplies or salary support for a study coordinator, research assistant or trainee. P/FS funds may be requested for supplies or salary support for a study coordinator, research assistant or trainee. Up to $10,000 per PI can be used for salary support for young clinical investigators doing T2 translational (bedside to community or epidemiological) research. Funds may not be applied to salary support for senior Principal Investigators or Principal Investigators doing biomedical or T1 clinical (bench to bedside) research, or for travel or purchase of equipment (i.e., durable items costing over $5000). Each proposal will receive peer review by a group of recognized experts in the area of the proposal from the United States and abroad. In this initial round of applications, it is anticipated that one project will be selected for funding in January 2015. .

Application Due Date: Monday August 4, 2014 (5 PM)

MDRTC DISP AWARD TERMS

  1. Awardees are required to inform the MDRC or MCDTR in the event that the DISP project receives external funding during the project period.
  2. A final progress report is due one month after the close of the project period. The one page report must contain a synopsis of scientific progress, a list of resulting collaborations, publications, and grants, and a description of the relationship of the project to MDRC Core use.
  3. For the following five years, awardees are required to provide updates concerning other support, resulting publications, and research activities for the Center's annual reports and competing renewal application.
  4. Awardees receiving funding from the MDRC are expected to attend the MDRC Annual Symposium (generally held in March/April each year) and present a poster on their research.
  5. Publications resulting from the MDRC funding must acknowledge grant support: NIH P60DK020572. Publications resulting from MCDTR funding must acknowledge grant support: NIH P30DK092926.
  6. Publications resulting from this DISP grant award which used the Center Cores must acknowledge grant support from the appropriate Center as follows:
    “This work utilized _____ (Core(s) of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center funded by NIH P30DK02572 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases” or
    “This work utilized _____ (Core(s) of the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research funded by NIH P30DK092926 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases”

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